January 23, 2004
Philip Guston at the Royal Academy

There's an exhibition of paintings by Philip Guston at the Royal Academy. So says Andrew Lambirth in the Spectator.

I don't know how they decide who gets to have a exhibition at the RA and have themselves written up in the Spectator for their Apocalyptic Vision, and who gets flogged off in car boot sales for less than the cost of the paint, but I went a-googling anyway, and quickly found this site and these pictures, and I clicked pictures until I found one I really liked. And the winner was: The Studio.

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I think this is really funny. I particularly like the big hand.

Guston strongly disapproves of the Ku Klux Klan, naturally. Judging by this picture he made them seem like Daleks, evil but comic.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:54 PM
Category: Modern art